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See definition of capillary on Dictionary.com
  • as inblood vessel
  • as invein

synonyms for capillary

  • artery
  • vein
  • arteriole
  • metarteriole
  • venule
  • hair
  • lode
  • nerve
  • seam
  • stripe
  • course
  • current
  • duct
  • follicle
  • stratum
  • streak
  • thread
  • venation
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How to use capillary in a sentence

Lung glia may be involved in breathing and oxygen exchange in capillaries, Lucas says, but details are slim.
GLIAL CELLS MAY TAKE ON BIG JOBS IN UNEXPECTED PARTS OF THE BODYLAURA SANDERSJUNE 2, 2022SCIENCE NEWS
The goal is to run easy, and fuel well, which will help build denser mitochondria, boost capillary beds, improve mental toughness, improve muscular strength and improve running economy.
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Forests are crisscrossed by snakelike rivers, and streams wind off them like veins and capillaries.
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These adaptations can include increased muscle mass, more intramuscular mitochondria to allow for higher rates of energy generation, and a larger number of capillaries around each muscle cell.
HIKE FARTHER AND FASTER WITH THESE TRAINING TIPSALISHA MCDARRISNOVEMBER 10, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Upon landing on her host, she uses her proboscis to detect the very small, thin-walled blood vessels called capillaries that crisscross our bodies just below the skin.
EVOLUTION MADE MOSQUITOS INTO STEALTHY, SENSITIVE VAMPIRESERICA MCALISTEROCTOBER 15, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
That was an axiom on which was founded a vigorous war against all capillary adornments.
THE BRITISH EXPEDITION TO THE CRIMEAWILLIAM HOWARD RUSSELL
The leakage takes place, if not along cracks, through capillary channels, which are everywhere present in sea-ice.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
Of course you have to keep wetting it, for hair will not draw oil fast enough by capillary action.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
These craft look as though they ought to sink by mere capillary attraction.
THE HEAD HUNTERS OF NORTHERN LUZON FROM IFUGAO TO KALINGACORNELIS DE WITT WILLCOX
This is called capillary attraction, the word capillary meaning a hair.
PRACTICAL MECHANICS FOR BOYSJ. S. ZERBE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO CAPILLARY

  • arteriole
  • artery
  • capillary
  • metarteriole
  • vein
  • venule
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